Children Crying: Under Iraq's Siege

With Saddam Hussein's missiles roaring overhead, Palestinian and Israeli youngsters in the Holy Land share the same dangers but not the same fears

When the air-raid sirens wail, Tali Rubin, 9, dashes to the "sealed room" in her home in the middle-class Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill, quickly dons her gas mask and, along with her mother, brother and two sisters, waits nervously for the missiles to roar overhead. Her first experience with wearing the protective device was distressing. "It was hard to breathe," recalls Tali. "The mask was too tight. I just wanted to take it off." As the attacks on Israel intensified last week, misery turned to anger. "I'm mad at Saddam Hussein," she declares. "He has no right to attack us....

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